Red lips; for the bold and the beautiful

A beautiful, bold, red lip is understated and underused, specifically on a lady’s wedding day.  Often times and definitely more recent, we tend to see and find our ladies flourish in a beautiful nude/pink tone lip color to seal the look right before walking down the aisle.  Why?  Well for one, comfort and two, well it’s beautiful – right?  OF COURSE!!  It is beautiful and while these next few paragraphs may urge you to open up and adventure into an undiscovered territory, it is most important for you to feel the most beautiful and comfortable on your wedding day.

As ladies who only like to venture out of our usual norm on occasion, we can totally relate but at the same time, we can totally urge our brides and others.  That said – why not venture out and be different?  Why not try something with a little more edge and a little more glam?  – like that red lipstick?

So, first, we task you, reach down, maybe way down, in that purse of yours to find that shade of red we all know everyone has and be a little adventurous.  Pair this with a fine line eye liner or even a little wing to create the boldest most refined look.  If you do this on occasion with your daily looks, then you have no excuses!

We love working with makeup artists and in chatting with a few, we found that they are dying for their brides to come to them asking for a little change up from the ordinary.

A Red Lip on your wedding day can be risky but we say that only for those who do not try it first. Take a look here at some show stopping looks and inspired by a few of our favorite makeup stylists.

Show Stopping Looks:

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For a few of our favorite shades, we have linked them below – they are so fun!

Charlotte Tilsbury – Hollywood Lips

Boxom – Big and Sexy

Huda Beauty – Promotion Day

Don’t forget to check out our BTS page on Instagram for more wedding and fashion tips and trends!

New York Bridal Fashion Week Fall ’20 Collection

Wow. We are still catching up on sleep, work and trying to get our minds right from all the amazingness that we saw last week at New York bridal fashion week but we just can’t seem to shake it. New York in itself, is a one of a kind city. Full of dreams, lights, and people and for us, we attend for all of that, and of course, for the dresses.

 Year 3 for BTS

This year, marks our third year of attending shows, meeting designers, and drooling over elegance at its finest. We had a jam packed weekend of Runway shows and private viewings of our most favorite designers and some we never even knew before. None the less, it was an experience we will never forget and always remember.  Not to mention, we stayed at one of our favorite hotels, Dream Downtown, and had some amazing food experiences as well. (Alex and Storm love food, by the way).


The Shows:

Berta, Galia, Pronovias, Pnina and Julie Vino– you all know they are some of our favorites and boy, they did not disappoint.

This season was definitely a season of sophistication and bringing back tradition. We saw a lot of ball gowns and a lot of bows. Berta, took the conservative route and definitely scaled back on the sexy sheer look. Pnina, while typically known for her crystals and bling, brought lace, satin and bows to the show. THE BOWS! Oh how obsessed we are with the bows. Check out some of our favorite looks that we captured right from the runway.  We are in love!

Dress by: Galia Lahav

Dress by: Berta

Dress by: Galia Lahav

Dress by: Julie Vino Group

Dress by: Galia Lahav

Dress by: Galia Lahav

Dress by: MUSE by Berta

Dress by: Pronovias

One designer that hit our photo albums this weekend that completely blew us away was Tel Aviv designers, Yael Eisenberg and Heli Kalkstein, also known as Eisen Stein. These two met each other in design school and after a short 4 month design process, had created their first bridal line in 2011.

To say their dresses are gorgeous is simply an understatement. The vision the pair has, coupled with the most high quality materials of silk, lace, beading and Swarovski crystals really had our jaws drop.  One dress, was a last minute addition that took only days to produce. This dress happened to be our teams favorite. The intricacy and detail was out of this world and oh my, it was a stunner.



Dress and details by: Eisen-Stein Bridal

Any-who! To say our expectations were met, is an understatement. We had the best time, in the best city doing the best things. Wanna hear more or see more from our experience, head over to our Instagram page and check out our highlights!! 

 

Sabyasachi Winter 2019

 

You might’ve heard by now, but Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee dropped the 2019 Bridal Winter Collection on Instagram and we have to say, we’re definitely pleased! The new Charbagh collection is full of options for every kind of bride. From modern, bold looks to more traditional yet unique gowns, your sure to fall in love with one of the four incredibly dreamy lines (yes, that’s right. FOUR!).

 

Sabyasachi is an inclusive brand that wants to make sure his brides can relate to and we think they met the mark. Take a walk with us through the eyes of the designer and you’re sure to see that he’s pretty much thought of everyone!

 

DEVI

Designed for the traditional bride, Devi is the perfect line for women who look forward to wearing a red lehnga. As the name suggests, the gowns from this collection are fit for a goddess. Ornate gold detailing covers each piece from top to bottom, but don’t think it stopped there. Sabyasachi paired his intricate pieces with bold, traditional jewelry and we couldn’t picture it any other way!

 

NARGIS

Sabyasachi just breathed life back into us with the Nargis collection.  He imagined “a wild overgrown garden with lush flowers blooming everywhere”, straight out of a fairytale as the setting for this destination edit. With brighter traditional prints and simplistic embellishments, this collection is ideal for a fun and free-spirited bride.

 

CHOWK

For the woman who is self-assured and unalarmed by grandness, the Chowk collection is perfect for the positively defiant. Extremely detailed patterns pull these looks together and make them a bold yet understated nod to the folk cultures in India, with very minimal embellishments. The focus is definitely put on the textiles used for this line.

 

ISFAHAN

Thinking deeply about Islamic Art and the colors used, Isfahan is colored in hues that “are joyous, but tingled with pathos.” Generic colors are replaced with dusty versions on lustrous fabrics such as satin and velvet, while Muhgal motifs decorate the textiles. Using an ancient Persian art form called Zardosi, the gowns are also covered in metallic gold and silver embroidery. 

 

As mentioned earlier, Sabyasachi creates the entire picture by using his gorgeous line of jewelry. Perfectly paired, it’s safe to say that the accessories in this collection are up to par with the fashion and take the gowns to the next level. Still can’t get enough of India’s hottest bridal designer? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that there is also a shoe line! Let us know in the comments below, which collection speaks to you most. We’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

Dress shirts, a commonly overlooked piece to the overall look of the groom and his groomsmen. At BTS, we’re all about attention to detail. This is why we’re going to dig deep into dress shirts this week. We’ll start with commonly asked questions and head into stepping out of the box. If you’re familiar with this space, you know we’re all about stepping out of the box.  

 

White or Ivory?

Questions often asked by our grooms are whether or not to wear a white or ivory undershirt. Our go-to is always white. Why, you ask? Well, white gives a crisp, clean look. You’ll want this trust us. Just think of how polished you’ll look in photos. Look at this side by side example–white is the clear winner. 

A second question is whether or not true white will clash with the brides off white gown. No! Even if it’s champaign. The answer is still no. Take a look at these photos so you can see the difference. 

Step out of the box with colors or patterns 

Step out of the box, gents! You won’t regret it. We promise. Incorporating color or pattern is always a fun idea. Even mix-matched patterns between dress shirts, ties or even pocket squares can look amazing when done right. Don’t believe us? Take a look at some of these looks incorporating color and pattern really well. 

Did we get you to want to venture out of the box with your dress shirt? Let us know how so in the comments. 

The 411 on Menswear

Let’s be honest, the main attraction is and will always be the bride on the wedding day but let’s put a little spotlight on that groom over there.  After all, he does make up 50% of the reason this wedding is taking place!

 

We are completely obsessed right now with men’s fashion!  Designers, trendsetters, fashion models and stylists have really set the bar high with what men are wearing these days and wedding days are no exception. That being said, we thought that it would be appropriate to let the men know that even if you think you’re looking fly, you need to pay attention to certain details of your wardrobe.  

 

Some key points to make sure that are just right:

  • Size 
  • Fit
  • Accessories

 

These are common points, right? 

Well yes, but each one is SOO important in every single way. 

 

Step 1: Go To a Tailor

Get your suit or tux fit perfectly.  Not everyone’s shape is made the same but every off the rack suit is so you should not be able to get away with going to the store and throwing something on from the rack.  Especially on a day like this. Trust us, the smallest alterations make a huge difference and smile on your wife’s face will be priceless!

 

Step 2: Know How Things Should Look 
Oversized pants, jackets, shirts, too long ties, too short ties, etc. etc. etc. ARE NOT OKAY. 🙂  Check the images here to see what is the right way to wearing these

 

 

So make sure you spend some time getting to know what your size is and familiarizing yourself with styles you like to make sure you look sharp. Getting an opinion or two doesn’t hurt either which actually brings us to our last step…

 

Step 3:  Consult with Others
Check-in with your bride, planner, or some lady in your life that you know has an eye for style! This way, you avoid making any embarrassing fashion no-no’s. You know that time you wanted to go out for dinner with that outfit you thought was amazing but your wife was like “ummmmm what are those?” Yeah, let’s not make that a thing that happens again when she’s walking down the aisle and sees you. Let’s make sure you’re looking like a total snack in her eyes 😉

 

So what’d you think? We’d love to know which of these steps you’ll be implementing (or all of them. Tell us in the comments below!

 

Second look for the groom? It may not be something many men think of, or even the ladies think of, but when looking back on it, it may make sense: Guys need a second look too. We all have those very fashionable, love to look good, care about their appearance, men in our lives. On the wedding day, it is likely no different. 

Guys – just like the ladies have an interest in having several looks, and that is perfectly fine with us, we want you to have an interest in a second look too. Actually, now that were on this topic, we are kind of obsessed with the idea of two looks for the bride and groom. Before we scare you away, a second look can be either extreme, subtle and sophisticated or even statement-making, it all works – that is when it is done the right way.

Here are a few suggestions and tips on helping your man pull this off:

Change The Jacket!

This is probably the easiest thing to do as it is simply a switch from one thing to another. When do you do this? The same time the ladies would make their switch. Plan for a specific look during the ceremony, something sharp, classic and that completely compliment the look of your face. Don’t know what she is wearing? (obviously, cause why would you) Ask for her opinion on it. It is likely that she won’t let you decide this all on your own anyways. 

Then make the switch right before your grand entrance into your ballroom IF you are going with something a little more fun and not too crazy. I say IF because if you are going with a look that is wild and totally speaks to your outgoing personality – I would hold off until the dancing begins. Bring out the cameras and your boys and make it known you are the guy for the night and now all eyes are on you.

Switch Up The Kicks 

We all know guys love their shoes and to be honest, some (or most) probably even have more tennis shoes in their closet than they know what to do with them. If you have a man that collects and takes pride in his shoe game, then why not show them off? Buy the best pair yet and put them to some real use – on that dance floor. It is certainly acceptable for you to make this minor wardrobe change when the lights go down and the music gets loud. Show off the shoe on you cause we are all here for a guy with a good shoe game!

So tell us! Which of these tips do you think your man will end up trying out? Comment your best guess below.

Typically low cut and shear is usually our go-to vibe when it comes to bridal gowns. But these days, we’re IN LOVE with gowns that have a high neckline. We know, we know. At first glance, high neckline gowns seem a little far off from where we usually fall on the sexy spectrum when it comes to weddings. But just because the neck is high, doesn’t mean you can’t also be sexy! Keep reading and fall in love with high necklines too. 

 

Elegance

Let’s start with elegance. A high neckline gown paired with an updo accentuates the neck and collar bones. We love sexy, always will. High neckline lets you drop it low, while at the same time cover-up. Just look at how Berta executed this look. 

Take a look at some of these looks. Once you’re done scrolling, we know you’ll agree. 

Spring Wedding + Inspo 

If we had to choose a season and vibe, for a high neckline gown, it would be spring wedding with a Lake Como vibe, pair with gold, satin cowl midi slip dress for the bridesmaids. 

 

 

 

High Neckline Designers We Love 

Some of the designers dong high necklines the right way are our usual favorite suspects–Berta, Mira Zwillinger, and Vera Wang. 

 

First up, Berta! We mentioned earlier that when you first think of high necklines, you think conservative. But not with Berta! Take a look at some of these sexy, high necklines. 

 

 

 

 

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@bertaprivee 🧡 Privée Collection Nº 2

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Made for royalty ❤️ #BERTA Milano collection.

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Next up, Mira Zwillinger. Check out these looks! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our KIERA gown conquers NYC streets! #MZwish

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Last but not lease, Vera Wang, who is always on-trend. 

 

 

 

 

 

Now have we convinced you yet? Comment below and let us know if you’re trying on a high neckline wedding gown the next time you go wedding dress shopping. 

Trending now is clear heels. Not only do we love the look of them, but we also love the way they fit and feel. Designers seemed to have perfected the non-foggy look. Ladies, you know what we’re talking about, where the shoes fog up the clear portion of the heels. LOL Ok, back to clear heels and why we love them. 

They are so simple and chic and elongate every woman’s legs. Who is here for the Barbi leg look? WE ARE! As an everyday look or style to going out for dinner and drinks, to bridesmaids and bridal shoes – they are the perfect fit for any lady’s foot. Not to mention, they do give us a little Cinderella glass slipper vibe.

 

We know, it is likely that KIM K started this trend a few years ago but we are here to tell you, if you haven’t already, buy a pair. Take a look for yourself and see why. 

 

 

 

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Share some clear love. #BECAUSESCHUTZ

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Which one of these is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

 

 

Summer is about to get so much hotter and, no, we’re not talking about the weather. Hint, hint, it’s you! So raise your hand if you’re prepping for that summer honeymoon vacay! We’ve got you covered with some essentials that will make you feel like a Victoria’s Secret bombshell from the beach to your dinner reservations.

 

Oh and if you’re also looking for a little something to spice things up in the hotel room, you’re going to also want to read all about Rihanna’s Fenty bridal box. She’s got your backside.

Be warned, your boo’s jaw will drop…

The Outfits

 

Ready to rock those gorgeous curves? The Sade Bikini takes beach style to another level with its unique wraparound styling and thick straps to make sure everything stays safe and comfy.

 

Don’t want a two-piece but still want to keep that element of sexiness? The Kristin One Piece is exactly what you need. This pristine white suit has gorgeous ribbed fabric that feels like anything but basic. You’ll have modest back coverage and a peek-a-boo side for that extra oompf.

 

 

No matter what you pick, you can’t forget to add in a cute tunic, like the Crinkle Twill Beach Tunic, to arrive in style. Button it up or leave it open, how much coverage you want is your choice.

Need some styling inspo for these swimsuits and tunic? Add on Valentino’s Garavani Go slides for the ultra-luxe look.

 

Own that sunkissed look in style for some evening cocktails in the flirty Fuel Your Fire dress. The fit and flare style of the dress and its floral pattern will accentuate your gorgeous figure making you feel ready to own whatever room you walk into. Complete the look with Steve Madden’s Charlee Clear heels and the super cute beaded tote in the accessories inspo below!

 

The Accessories


Pack up your phone, sunscreen, and snacks in style with the Wood You Handle This bag. We love the ivory but if you want to add a pop of color to the outfits, the bag is also available in black, tan, and mauve.

 

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love finding the perfect accessory? Whether you’re going for a casual look or dressing up a little, this tote has you covered. Boho babes, you’ll love the beaded, mirrored, and fringed details throughout.

 

We love splurging but, let’s be real, we also love finding a bargain! Stay fashionably safe from harmful UV rays in the Sense The Ton Sun Hat. This hat plus the swimsuits and tunic will have you looking like your ready for your own 2-page spread in a magazine.

 

So what do you say ladies, how would you mix and match these curated styles to build your perfect beachy honeymoon look? Comment below!

Whether you want to cover up in style or just want to switch up the look from ceremony to reception. Detachable sleeves are an easy way to create a unique, versatile, and mesmerizing look for your big day with a variety of options ranging from floor length to flared sleeves.

So brides, get ready because we’ve rounded up 5 absolutely gorgeous styles that’ll wow you and all your guests!

Kara Gown by Enzoani

Were you the little girl who really felt those Disney fairytale stories deeply in her soul? We know you’re a boss queen but a girl deserves to be pampered! If that sounds like you, we picked this sweet and delicate beaded lace gown by Enzoani just for you. You won’t have to worry about an unflattering fit with the patterned lace at the waist creating a figure-flattering style. Fit for your real life fairytale love story, the delicate off-the-shoulder detachable cap sleeves will take you from “I do” to let’s dance. This look would pair beautifully with an untamed topknot and a pair of dangly beaded earrings.

Barcelona 2020 Collection by Julie Vino

Calling all señoritas! The Barcelona 2020 collection by Julie Vino elegantly balances a sexy flirty vibe with a flair of elegance that’ll have you feeling like Spanish royalty. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store with a variety of options for sleeves. Choose from flowy floor-length detachable sleeves that’ll have you feeling angelic or lace sleeves in either a cap sleeve style or fitted long sleeve. No matter which you pick, these styles would look amazing paired with a wavy hairstyle and delicate diamond hoop earrings.

Chanté by Pallas Cuture

Have a thing for classic couture with a twist of ultra-feminine modern sophistication? Then Pallas Couture and its Chanté gown will speak to your soul! It’s impossible to not feel magical and beautiful in this gown with gorgeous features such as the tulle train, tasteful peek-a-boo lace, fitted corset-like top to show off your figure, and the flowy embroidered detachable sleeves. With all the gorgeous detail, less is more when it comes to doing hair and makeup for the perfect complete look. We suggest a loose braid while confidently rocking a natural makeup look with a subtle rosy pop of lip color.

F/W 2019 by Berta

If you’re a lover of avantgarde fashion, specifically for looks that mesh sexy modern styles with retro styles and vintage materials, you’ll love Berta’s F/W 2019 collection. Style 19-107 in this collection is a fit and flare gown with lace embroidery, handcrafted tulle, and shoulder lace detail on its detachable sleeves. It’s a fashion-forward look that maintains an element of timelessness to it. Style your hair straight or wavy with your makeup pulling off that natural effortless look.

Tullia by Galia Lahav

 

A gown perfect for the bride looking for more coverage without sacrificing flaunting her gorgeous curves and feminine energy. The Tullia gown by Israeli fashion designer, Galia Lahav, is a work of art by itself and with you in it that’s a masterpiece. From the tan dusted ivory fabric to its dramatic lace details along the sides and detachable sleeves, you will look and feel flawless. Top off the look with a loose updo, smokey eye, and pear line drop earrings for absolute perfection.

 

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you think. Of all the carefully curated dresses we found for all our gorgeous BTS babes, which do you love the most? Comment below!